We are excited to announce the installation of the anchor from the USS Kiska, a Navy ammunition ship that saw service during the Vietnam War. The 18 foot anchor weighs roughly 18 tons and hung alongside the USS Kiska for 38 years. This marks the first installment at Veterans Memorial Park. Read the full story via Grand Forks Herald.
A SENSE OF PRIDE
Our community has a rich military tradition from the North Dakota National Guard's 164th Infantry dating back to 1885, the Grand Forks Air Force Base dating back to the 1950's and the thousands of community members who have served or are serving honorably in the military service branches throughout the world.
Veterans, military members, their families and friends will have a sense of pride in knowing the community cares, honors, and respects the veterans' sacrifices.
- Veterans, the community remembers and honors their service.
- The community, which has a rich military tradition, cares and strongly supports what our armed forces have done for our community and country.
- Visitors, the sacrifices our veterans have undergone for the freedoms we have.
- The ability to instill a sense of patriotism and serve as an important educational tool for visitors, particularly our youth.
- An opportunity for veterans, military members, family members, and friends to purchase Memorial Stones to remember, respect, and honor those who have served or are serving.
- Along with the Memorial Stones, they can create a healing effect for veterans, military members, and their families and friends.